Applications of Partition Functions  12 - 16 November 2018

08:00 - 17:00
Room : GA 3 21

Organisers

Rüdiger Urbanke, EPFL

Nisheeth Vishnoi, EPFL

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the wide set of practical and theoretical applications of the computability of partition functions and address the challenges that arise.
Name University Dates of visit
Emmanuel Abbe EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Nima Ahmadipouranari University of California, Berkeley 11/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Jean Barbier TBA 12/11/2018 - 18/11/2018
Michael Chertkov Los Alamos National Laboratory 11/11/2018 - 18/11/2018
Peter Csikvari Eötvös Loránd University 11/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Arnak Dalalyan ENSAE - ParisTech 14/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Friedrich Eisenbrand EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Weiming Feng Nanjing University 12/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Michael Gastpar EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Vineet Goyal Columbia University 11/11/2018 - 18/11/2018
Clément Hongler EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Yusuf Hakan Kalaycı Bogazici University 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Stefanos Kourtis Boston University 11/11/2018 - 15/11/2018
Igor Krawczuk EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Florent Krzakala Université Pierre et Marie Curie 14/11/2018 - 15/11/2018
Olivier Lévêque EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Nicolas Macris EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Oren Mangoubi EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Yury Maximov Los Alamos National Laboratory 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Hester Pieters Weizmann Institute 11/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Yuri Polyanskiy MIT 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Mohan Ravichandran Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar University 11/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Guus Regts University of Amsterdam 13/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Federico Ricci Sapienza Università di Roma 13/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Andrej Risteski MIT 14/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Arvin Subramaniam EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Rüdiger Urbanke EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Nisheeth Vishnoi EPFL 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Yitong Yin Nanjing University 08/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Lenka Zdeborova CEA Saclay 11/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Total Guests : 30
Name University Dates of visit
Nima Ahmadipouranari University of California, Berkeley 11/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Michael Chertkov Los Alamos National Laboratory 11/11/2018 - 18/11/2018
Peter Csikvari Eötvös Loránd University 11/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Arnak Dalalyan ENSAE - ParisTech 14/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Vineet Goyal Columbia University 11/11/2018 - 18/11/2018
Stefanos Kourtis Boston University 11/11/2018 - 15/11/2018
Yuri Polyanskiy MIT 12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Mohan Ravichandran Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar University 11/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Federico Ricci Sapienza Università di Roma 13/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
Andrej Risteski MIT 14/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Yitong Yin Nanjing University 08/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Total Guests : 11
Monday 12 November
08:30-09:30 CIB front desk registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30-10:30 Nima Ahmadipouranari Log-Concave Polynomials: Counting and Sampling Bases of Matroids and Beyond
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Péter Csikvari
Some problems on matchings -- testing intuition, approximation and methods
12:15-14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00-15:00 Mohan Ravichandran
Stability regions for real stable polynomials and applications
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Discussion Hour

Tuesday 13 November
09:30-10:30 Vineet Goyal
Mallows Distribution over Rankings Approach to Modeling Choice
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Yitong Yin
Dynamic Sampling from Graphical Models
12:15-14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00-15:00 Michael Chertkov
Gauges, Loops and Polynomials for Partition Functions of Graphical Models
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Discussion Hour

Wednesday 14 November
09:30-10:30 Yuri Polyanskiy
Partition functions and massive multiple-access
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Stefanos Kourtis
Solving constrained counting problems with tensor networks
12:15-14:00 Lunch (on your own)
Social Outing

Thursday 15 November
09:30-10:30 Arnak Dalalyan
Sampling from a log-concave density using kinetic Langevin diffusions
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:15 Andrej Risteski
Langevin diffusion beyond log-concavity
12:15-14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00-15:00 Federico Ricci
Belief Propagation and Monte Carlo based algorithms to solve inference problems on sparse random graphs
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Discussion Hour followed by a farewell drink